Given the crisis in our communities and to insure the survival of Anglicanism in our territories, we call for the election and consecration of 15 aboriginal bishops within one year. These missionary bishops will be based in major southern cities and in the north. Each bishop is to be elected in a region. Each bishop will be supported spiritually and monetarily by aboriginal people, sharing justly in the historic, invested wealth of The Anglican Church of Canada. These bishops will be full Anglican bishops treated as equals of non-aboriginal bishops. They are to be welcoming of aboriginal traditions, teachings, and ceremonies.
presented by the Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg, for his talking circle’s report.
To the Anglican Indigenous Sacred Circle, August 2005